This year’s Icebreaker Venue

We are very happy to introduce the State Museum for Nature and Man to you. We will have our YOUMARES icebreaker event in the cafeteria and exhibition rooms of the museum. This first social event of YOUMARES 9 will take place on Tuesday, 11 September, from 6 pm onwards. Enjoy a drink and get to know other young marine researchers.

Attending the icebreaker event does not have to be your only visit to the museum. All YOUMARES participants can visit the museum for free from 11 to 14 September. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. Don’t miss the museums nice aquarium!


(see also the map below or go directly to Google Maps)
Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch
Damm 38-44
26135 Oldenburg

The State Museum for Nature and Man (in German: Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch) is a natural history, ethnology, and archaeology museum in the city of Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

The museum was opened in 1836 as Oldenburg’s first natural history museum by Grand Duke Paul Friedrich August. It moved to its current location in 1880. The museum presents collections of archaeology, ethnology, and natural museum, in permanent interdisciplinary exhibits, together with an aquarium. The building is southwest of the Schlossgarten Oldenburg.

The museum, one of the oldest (1836) in northwest Germany, focuses on the interaction between man and nature. The traditional disciplines of natural history, archaeology and ethnology are presented from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives with one unifying central theme: the landscape. Taking the diversity and the defining characteristics of different landscapes – fenland, sandy heathland, the coast and fertile marshland – as its starting points, and the river Hunte as a linking element, the overall museum concept illustrates the dovetailing of research, science and museum curation.

The exhibitions document the past, the present and offer a view of the future, using the latest technology to provide a critical appraisal of natural environments, their origins, development and cultural history.

In both permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum aims to optimize the relationship between exhibit, explanation and display.


For more info, please visit: (in German)

Außenaufnahmen: Kay Michalak – fotoetage

Innenaufnahmen: Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch, Jörg Schwanke


Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch
Damm 38-44
26135 Oldenburg

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